New crypto assets come up every now and then, and some of them bring something new to the table. It is very rare for a new project to get the attention of the established Bitcoin community. By combining scalability with anonymity and opt-in auditability, Mimblewimble raised many eyebrows.
The anonymous drop of the Mimblewimble whitepaper was such a moment. Bernadette Leuzinger, COO of Crypto Fund AG, hosted the session about this topic in January 2019, right around the time of the mainnet start of two implementations.
We discuss the protocol, the implementations, and practical implications.